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2-28-2008 @ 12:29PM
Pretty cool lore. Makes me happy I started playing horde recently.But as far an the Draenor and Draenei goes, it seems to work similar to Japanese.Its been years since i studied Japanese, so forgive me if i am not exactly right on spelling, etc.Japan the country (in Japanese) == NihonJapanese People == NihonjinGaijin == barbarians, as in foreiners (originally not an insult, but evolved into also being a insult as well as usually referring to white people)There are more articles (i think that what the addition of "jin" is called) that mean different things of course, but like i said, its been way too long...
2-28-2008 @ 7:32PM
Gaijin means outsiders, not barbarians. Many languages work in a similar way, changing to suffix to slightly change the meaning. For example, Korean:Korea - HangukKorean (language)- HangukeoKorean (person) - HangukinKorean "alphabet" - HangulSo it's really not surprising at all that "or" can mean refuge.
3-05-2008 @ 12:34AM
I think of more interest is that Draenor was named in the warcraft RTS games long before Draenei appeared in the game. Wasn't it named in War2, with no draenei until war2?One can only suspect the name of the planet preceded the idea for a second race with a derived name on said planet's floating fragment in war3.
5-08-2008 @ 9:00PM
I think this wordplay can also be considered in this example:Refugees = escaping or"exiled" peopleRefuge = safe place for anyone who absconds
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